Galileo acquired by US group
USA: Burke Porter Group, a global supplier of intelligent testing, instrumentation and assembly systems and solutions, has acquired Italian company Galileo TP Process Equipment.
Headquartered in Florence, Galileo TP Process Equipment was founded in 1997 through the merger of Galileo Vacuum Tec operations dedicated to the refrigeration industry and Tecnoplant Srl.
Galileo specialises in vacuum, leak detection, and refrigerant charging technology. The company designs and engineers on-production machines, test machines and off-production machines for the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
Based in Michigan, Burke Porter Group (BPG) serves the automotive, advanced manufacturing and life science markets throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.
“We continue to see advances in intelligent manufacturing solutions across the industry. Galileo’s expertise and technologies align with our own and allow us to continue enhancing and expanding our technology platform,” said David DeBoer, CEO of BPG. “The synergies within our group make this addition a great fit to broaden our product portfolio with Galileo’s assembly and testing solutions.”
The acquisition agreement provides for management continuity over the company’s business activities with no change in day-to-day business or contacts. Galileo’s CEO and president Giovanni Gonfiantini and sales director, Piero Poggiali, will remain with the company.